2004 Profile of the division of Dickson

Updated: 29 September 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Sir James Dickson 1832–1901, a leading advocate of Federation, Queensland Premier 1898–99 and Minister for Defence in the first Federal Ministry.

Area and Location Description:

Dickson covers an area of approximately 708 sq km covering the north and west of the Brisbane City limits. It takes in the majority of Pine Rivers Shire. Suburbs include Albany Creek, Arana Hills, Bray Park, Brendale, Cashmere, Dayboro, Eatons Hill, Everton Hills, Ferny Hills, Kallangur, Joyner, Lawnton, Petrie, Samford Valley and Strathpine.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Farming, retail and industrial activities.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • DUTTON, P (LP) 2001–
  • KERNOT, C (ALP) 1998–2001
  • SMITH, T (LP) 1996–1998
  • LAVARCH, M H (ALP) 1993–1996

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 84 201
  • Informal Vote: 4.60%
  • Turnout: 95.14%
  • Seat Status: Fairly Safe Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 57.83% | ALP: 42.17%

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.